Class 1

Teachers – Mrs Rachel Garner & Mrs Jo Tetlow

Autumn Term 2018 – First Half

A very warm welcome to all our new starters and families and of course to the old timers who are now our Year 1s!! We have been delighted at how well all the children have settled in to the school environment so brilliantly. We are both very proud of them and are really looking forward to the year ahead.

Our topic this half term is ‘Up, up and away!’.

The below grid will hopefully give you a flavour of some of the things we’ll be doing and learning about this term…

All children will undertake learning based on the following but it will be tailored to their different needs and abilities.

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Foundation Stage Children:

Year 1 Children:


Please pop in to see us if you have any questions or if you need to tell us anything and do remember to let us know if someone new is collecting your child from school. We need to be informed of this so we are confident that we are sending your child home with the right person.


A few reminders:

PE kits need to be left in school. Keep a spare pair of pants/tights in PE bags if you think it necessary. However children can come dressed in their PE kit on Friday morning ready for PE with Mr Tyrell. (We will send the children home with them on Thursday).

Please remember to send your child to school with a named water bottle (please no squash as it attracts the wasps and is very sticky if spilt) and a fruit snack.

Do remember to label all uniform.

Mrs Tetlow will be in Class 1 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mrs Garner will be in Class 1 every Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Leeming will be in Class 1 to support us on a Monday.

Mrs Weeks will be in Class 1 to support us every morning from Tuesday to Friday.




Ideally for Foundation Stage children, sharing a book for around 5 – 10 minutes every day helps greatly with progress towards becoming a reader. If you and your child have any energy left at the end of a busy day to read together that would be wonderful!

Once we have settled into school life we will be sending out information about the letter sounds that we’ve been learning that week. Later, when appropriate for your child, we’ll send out key words to learn on sight and words to practise sounding out.

Year 1 –

Homework – homework will be given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned by Monday

Reading – we expect your child to be reading to an adult every day. Please make sure your child has their reading book and reading diary in school every day and help them change their reading book when needed.

Join Mrs Garner and Mrs Tetlow in Class 1 on Thursday 13th September to find out about this term’s topic and about our reading system in Class 1.


We are looking for parent helpers to support children with reading, if you feel able to, we asking for anybody who can help either for half an hour at the start or end of the day (9-9:30 or 3-3.30). Please see either Mrs Garner or Mrs Tetlow. It would be great if it was regular, but we do understand that isn’t always possible!

Do pop in to talk to us if you have any questions or concerns.

We are both looking forward to a great year!


Best wishes

Rachel Garner and Jo Tetlow